“What would constitute a perfect day for you? Why do we always go home and watch Netflix instead?”—Susanna Wolff
I love Jessica Ortner. We just recorded a podcast for her new series, “Adventures in Happiness.” Stay tuned. Our episode will run soon.
In the meantime, I decided to listen to Episode One which she recorded when her brother Nick woke her up at 7 a.m. California time.
The theme was “GET STARTED.” On your dream. Right now.
The reason most of us don’t is because we’re judging our Day One with everybody else’s Day 42 or 50. Every person you look up to—be it Picasso, Tony Robbins or Meryl Streep—started somewhere. Every person had a Day One. And I guarantee it probably sucked.
Jessica told the story of starting CrossFit. She threw herself into it, but even so, Megan, as she says, “smoked her.” Megan who had been training for 18 months. Megan who, of course, had developed the stamina to smoke her.
So the takeaway is quit comparing your freshman efforts with people who already have days two, three, etc. under their belt.
The point is. Get started. Today.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.